Save on Pinterest

Herb ‘n’ Spice Turkey Breast

This nicely seasoned turkey breast from our Test Kitchen is a great accompaniment to goose at Thanksgiving. Or prepare it throughout the year for a delicious dinner on its own.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
  • Makes
    10-14 servings


  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (5 to 6 pounds)


  • In a small bowl, combine the oil, brown sugar, salt, sage, thyme, rosemary, pepper and allspice. With fingers, carefully loosen the skin from both sides of turkey breast.
  • Spread half of the brown sugar mixture under the skin. Secure skin to underside of breast with toothpicks. Spread the remaining brown sugar mixture over the skin.
  • Line the bottom of a large shallow roasting pan with foil. Place turkey breast side up on a rack in prepared pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°. (Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.) Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving.
Nutrition Facts
8 ounce-weight: 253 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • Khourtney
    Nov 13, 2011

    No comment left

  • flmich77
    Nov 26, 2010

    amazing....everything a turkey is suppose to be. moist and delicious

  • Deevey
    Apr 4, 2010

    My husband and I were both amazed at how wonderfully this recipe worked out. This is how we will prepare turkey for now on.